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William Thomas Lewis as Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet'

William Thomas Lewis (circa 1746-1812), Actor.

This is one of a series of portraits commissioned from Gainsborough Dupont in 1793-4 by Thomas Harris manager of Covent Garden Theatre. The series eventually comprised over twenty portraits of Covent Garden actors which hung at Belmont, Harris' house in Uxbridge Common....

Oil on canvas
733.0 x 635.0mm
NPG 5148
Image and text © National Portrait Gallery, 2022

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